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About the Festival

Now in its 12th year, the Tucson Festival of Books is the third largest festival of its kind. More »

Please help us make the festival even better!

Fill out a quick survey about the Tucson Festival of Books! More »

Author Nominations Open!!

Self Nominations for Authors interested in presenting at the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books More »

Young Author and Young Artist Contest Information

Pre-school through 12th graders residing in Southern Arizona may submit their writing and art contest entries online for the Young Author and / or Young Artist Contests! Learn more about submitting an entry. Deadline is 4:30pm on Thursday, December 19th. More »

Teen Audio Interviews with Festival Authors!!

Teens involved with the Pima County Public Library conducted a number of interviews with TFOB authors in 2019! More »

Literary Awards Competition is Now Open

The eighth Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 2020 competitions. Deadline: October 31, 2019. More »

We Have Winners! Literary Awards 2019

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Literary Awards! More »

Volunteer for the 2020 Festival

If you are interested to volunteer for the 2020 TFOB, please add your name to our volunteer list. Registration will open in January 2020, first for Friends of the Festival. More »

Becoming a Food Vendor at the 2020 Festival

To add your name to the list of potential food vendors serving the public at the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books, please follow this link. More »

Presenting Authors (A-Z)

View our list of author events, alphabetically sorted by last name. More »

2019 Indie Pavilion Authors (A-Z)

An alphabetical list (by last name) of pavilion authors attending the 2019 Festival. More »

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor at the 2020 Festival?

Get on our waiting list and be notified when we are ready to start signups. Questions? Email More »

Sponsor Spotlight: Worlds of Words

This week's sponsor spotlight is on Worlds of Words! More »

Your Gifts to the Festival in 2018

Donations to the Tucson Festival of Books make a big impact on literacy! In 2018 programs through Literacy Connects and the University of Arizona were able to serve thousands! More »

Children's Book Blog!

Read thoughts about some of the children's book authors attending the festival by educator and volunteer Gail Dent! More »

Festival Sponsors

The Tucson Festival of Books is grateful for the generosity of our sponsors. Investments in the Festival have long-lasting positive impact on the community. All proceeds from the Festival are directed to improving literacy rates in Southern Arizona. Please support our sponsors at every opportunity...they make Tucson and Southern Arizona a better place. More »

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation
Arizona Party Rental Companies

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